The Pel Mel

  • November 7Pelham Alumna Alessandra Biaggi Wins State Senate Seat

  • October 31Pelican Volleyball falls to 4th seed Walter Panas in 3-2 loss

  • October 26Pelican Footballers Finish 2nd in League E, Losing to Pearl River

OP ED: Too Many Honor So-SIGH-ities?

Daniela Christian, Sophomore, Photography Editor

November 27, 2018

Filed under Opinion

I’m happy to say that students at PMHS are recognized for all aspects of achievement. But, while it is nice to receive encouragement, is one’s achievement truly unique or even worthy of being singled out if everyone is recognized...

OP ED: Whiting Out White Privilege

Camilla O’Keefe, Junior, Features Editor

November 27, 2018

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White privilege, as defined by the Cambridge Dictionary, is, “the fact of people with white skin having advantages in society that other people do not have.” Historically, fairer-skinned folks of European descent (Vikings,...

OP ED: Redefining Nationalism – – When Politics Becomes a Dirty Word

Stephen Tahbaz, Junior, Editorial Director

November 27, 2018

Filed under Opinion

The presidency of Donald Trump has been one of the more turbulent chapters in our nation’s history. One consistent theme of his time in office has been his use of non-traditional rhetoric, which has caused a demonstration of...

The Ben  Commandments

The Ben Commandments

November 27, 2018

Opinion of the Staff: Greater Voter Participation Turns Midterm Elections from Bland to Grand

Staff

November 27, 2018

Filed under Opinion

This year, just before the start of the holiday season, the country experienced a different kind of season: a season of change -- at least as far as politics was concerned. This November’s midterm election saw a shift in political...

OP ED: The Future of the #MeToo Movement in a Post-Kavanaugh Age

Alyssa Purcea, Sophomore and Steph Munn, Junior

October 22, 2018

Filed under Opinion

The confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court exposed some underlying problems in the American government. One of these issues is the aging, male-majority demographic of this country’s legislative branch of government....

OP ED: An Open Mind on Open Enrollment

Maeve Parmelee, Junior and Anna Esteverena, Sophomore

October 22, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Although taking higher level classes seems exciting to some students, some see it as an immense amount of pressure. In 2014, Pelham Memorial High School introduced a system of open enrollment to students. This program allows students...

OP ED: To Say or Not to Say….the Pledge

Ellie O'Sullivan, Freshman, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Ever since Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem, the controversy surrounding how one shows his or her patriotism has been pushed into the national spotlight. Patriotism, or lack thereof, is expressed in many...

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